Treating cold and flu in infants.

It is sooo difficult to see a baby suffering from cold…i understand completely but the thing is we dont go for meds in such young babies.


๐Ÿ“ŒKeep them hydrated with breastfeeding
๐Ÿ“ŒTreat fever, if any: less than 6mnths visit a pediatrician.
๐Ÿ“Œ Use Nose bulb to clean nose and prevent blockage. Put 2-3 drops norsaline or normal saline with head tilted backward. After putting drops slightly massage the nose and after 10 minutes clean with a tissue and then suck out extra with the bulb.
๐Ÿ“ŒSteam room. Close the door and windows. Put a big pan of boiling water 2 feet away from the baby. Hold arms and legs.
๐Ÿ“ŒWash your hands.
๐Ÿ“ŒAny body suffering from cold at home better stay away from baby, if thats not possible then tell to be very careful around the baby. Sneeze or cough in a tissue, wash hands and then come near the baby.
โš ๏ธIf anything other than normal regarding activities of the baby rush to pediatrician.
๐Ÿ“ŒDon’t even think of antibiotics.
๐Ÿ“ŒNo cold and cough medicine for kids under 2years.
๐Ÿ“ŒHoney is to be completely avoided in less than 9 months. 9mnths to 12 mnths can be given in a very diluted form(mixed with expressed breast milk via spoon). And that too after making sure that its not an old bottle of honey. But IDEALLY avoid giving honey in less than 12 months.

Always remember breastfeed babies have better immunity to fight against all this. So breastfeeding is encouraged.
โš ๏ธAnd also remember that viral takes about 10 days to go. So, know what you should do, what you shouldn’t and when to rush to your pediatrician immediately.


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